We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 >   > 
Dragon Rider | [Cornelia Funke]

Dragon Rider

Firedrake, a young dragon, receives a frightening warning one night: Humans are planning to destroy the valley in which he lives! All the dragons must flee. Their only refuge is a place above the clouds called the Rim of Heaven, which may not even exist.
Regular Price:$26.60
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Audible Editor Reviews

Why You Should Download This Audiobook: With the publication of the English translation of The Thief Lord, German author Cornelia Funke burst onto US and UK best seller lists. In the #1 best seller Dragon Rider, she weaves a magical tale of a boy named Ben, a brownie named Sorrel, and Firedrake the dragon. Actor Brendan Fraser's narration is perfect for listeners aged 8+.

Publisher's Summary

Firedrake, a young dragon, receives a frightening warning one night: Humans are planning to destroy the valley in which he lives! All the dragons must flee. Their only refuge is a place above the clouds called the Rim of Heaven, which may not even exist.

Firedrake boldly volunteers to go ahead first. As he embarks on his journey, he meets Ben, a runaway boy. Together, the boy and dragon make their way toward the Rim of Heaven, all the while running a step ahead of Nettlebrand, a monster who will stop at nothing to hunt down Firedrake. Their quest will truly become an adventure like no other.

©2004 The Chicken House; (P)2004 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Finalist, Children's Titles for Ages 8+, 2005

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (576 )
5 star
 (329)
4 star
 (151)
3 star
 (58)
2 star
 (25)
1 star
 (13)
Overall
4.4 (191 )
5 star
 (117)
4 star
 (42)
3 star
 (20)
2 star
 (6)
1 star
 (6)
Story
4.5 (186 )
5 star
 (130)
4 star
 (30)
3 star
 (15)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (6)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Enid San Diego, CA, United States 09-16-04
    Enid San Diego, CA, United States 09-16-04 Member Since 2002
    HELPFUL VOTES
    22
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    199
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "EXCELLENT!!!"

    I could not stop listening to this audio! If you like Harry Potter and Artimis Fowl then you must listen to this book. I have not always been a fan of Brendan Fraser, but he completely changed my mind, he brought the characters to life. I hope that Cornelia Funke has him read the next book. This book was one of my favorites of the year!

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
  •  
    s surprise, AZ, United States 09-07-04
    s surprise, AZ, United States 09-07-04 Member Since 2004
    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "FANTASTIC"

    Fantastic story and Brendan Fraser characters made it come to life!!
    I look forward to more books read by Brendan Fraser!!

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Chopperman 02-17-09
    Chopperman 02-17-09 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Fabulous Narrator and Story Line!"

    Brendan Fraser shines as never before in this narration of Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke. His mastery of the various voices and inflections is at a level I would have previously reserved solely for Robin Williams. I now have a new author for my boys, and a new respect for the abilities of Brendan. I wholeheartedly recommend this narration for any age and for all listeners.

    PLEASE get more narrations from Mr. Fraser!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Alcairha Brooklyn, NY 10-05-07
    Alcairha Brooklyn, NY 10-05-07 Member Since 2004
    HELPFUL VOTES
    97
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    201
    40
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    6
    0
    Overall
    "Best narrator ever!"

    I love Cornelia Funke's books and her writing doesn't disappoint. The characters are unique in their blend of original fantasy and realism, exemplified in the Brownie Sorrel. However, I was completely blown away by the quality of Brendan Fraser's narration! He must have imitated 10 different accents, added completely realistic sound effects and generally made the whole story come to life so that there wasn't a dull moment! I look forward to listening to anything he narrates. Overall, highly recommended for all ages!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    G. Rokosz 10-18-05
    G. Rokosz 10-18-05 Listener Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    34
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Great job, both author and narrator!"

    I've been listening to this book with my children, aged 6 and 9. Both of them love it, as do I. I find the distinct voices for each of the characters a delight - it reminds me of the superb job done on the Harry Potter audiobooks.

    My kids would happily stay in the car listening to the story for a long time (hours?) after we reach our destination. I'll be sad to reach the end!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Vickie Redlands, CA, USA 03-09-05
    Vickie Redlands, CA, USA 03-09-05 Member Since 2003
    HELPFUL VOTES
    13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Amazing"

    I typically wouldn't listen to children's books, but the reviews here caught my attention. This was probably the most thoroughly entertaining book I have ever listened to. Not only was this written by an enormously talented author, but Brendan Fraser was simply amazing. I've never had an opinion one way or the other about him, but this completely changed my view of him. To call what he did 'reading' would be such an understatement that it would be an insult. What he did in Dragon Rider was a performance, and a pretty spectacular one at that.

    I don't know if he's available to do the same thing for any other books, but if he does, I'll happily buy them. He was nothing short of incredible.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David Oakland, IA, USA 11-22-04
    David Oakland, IA, USA 11-22-04
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Absolutely Delightful !!"

    This story is absolutely delightful. Ment for older children, but great for us "older children at heart." The reader is unbelievable. As the story progresses, you will become more and more enchanted with it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Margaret Santa Barbara, CA, USA 10-16-08
    Margaret Santa Barbara, CA, USA 10-16-08 Member Since 2004
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    158
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Delightful"

    I have read and listened to a number of Funke's books. This narration is nothing short of delightful. While Inkheart is more complex and indeed more frightenting, this title is ideal for the younger reader and for family listening. I disagree, however that adults would not enjoy the characters, plot and narration. There is enough complexity to engage any willing listening. This author's work is pure joy and I look forward to a sequel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dorothy Croydon SouthAustralia 04-18-08
    Dorothy Croydon SouthAustralia 04-18-08
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    43
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Great Narrator"

    I just have to echo what the others have said, Brendon Fraser is brilliant as the narrator. The grumbling, mumbling dwarf made me smile every time. He made a gentle, pleasant story so full of life. I have been an audible listener for a few years, but this is my first review, and its because of Brendan. I have been listening to this travelling to and from work, and have been reluctant to turn it off, not bad for a children's book. I will also add that its a nice story, i've enjoyed it greatly

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ric Bernat 06-17-05
    Ric Bernat 06-17-05 Member Since 2004
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Thrilling!"

    My five-year-old son and I loved every minute of this engaging, someitmes scary, sometimes funny, tale.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-10 of 62 results PREVIOUS127NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.